Action Auctioneer

Simon de Pury gets the action figure treatment from Suckadelic.

via, jeremyriad

The Top 10 Scams of 2011

Presented by the Better Business Bureau since, you know, the top scam involves them.

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Lotto Tips

How to Get a Positive Expected Rate of Return on a Lottery Ticket.

From Scientific American:

“Look for an after-tax, cash value of the jackpot that exceeds 0.8 times the odds against you, and in which the number of tickets sold remains less than one-fifth this jackpot.”

“Pick the most unpopular numbers… By playing unpopular numbers you won’t win any more or less often, but you’ll less often split the pot with other winners.”

“Don’t pick the number one. It’s on about 15 percent of all tickets. Similarly, avoid lucky numbers 7, 13, 23, 32, 42, and 48. Better are 26, 34, 44, 45, and especially overlooked number 46. Avoid any recognizable pattern, but give slight preference to numbers at the edge of the ticket, which are underused. In mathematical terms, picking a unique ticket makes the jackpot look bigger and thus your lottery dollar look smarter.”

via, lifehacker

Bankrupt Banks

A new exhibition by SUPERFLEX that opens tonight at Peter Blum in Chelsea.

The exhibition features an installation of 24 banners painted with logos of banks that were declared bankrupt and were acquired by other banks, governments or private entities. Originally designed to convey strength, authority and confidence, these now defunct symbols become portraits of failed power structures.

Peter Blum Chelsea
526 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001

Freelancers are the New Pirates

Motivational

Illuminati


Gawker puts together a guide to give you insight.

$35K – $60K

The amount of money it’ll cost you to climb Mount Everest.

via, gizmodo

Expect a Good Ol’ Fashioned Money Fight

A pastel version of ‘The Scream’ by Edvard Munch is going to be sold at auction at Sotheby’s this May. It is the last version of the famous work left in private hands. 

via, @nuart2012

The Final Piece in the David Choe Media Puzzle

NMA gets involved.

Barbara Walters Gets Up

David Choe madness continues. An ABC News report after the jump.

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“a nickel-and-dime kind of guy.”

After earning an estimated $63 million in 2010, Jay-Z gave just $6,431 to his own charity, the Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund.

“Always Double Down on 11. Always”

As you’ve probably heard by now, David Choe stands to make something like $200 Million after Facebook’s IPO.

Holla Back

Chinese shipping magnate Hu Zhen Yu bought a Dutch pigeon at auction for roughly $330,000, making it “The World’s Most Expensive Pigeon.” Wonder if he’s gonna get Iron Mike to train them?

illustration by Steve Powers

Money and Beauty

An exhibit that looks at the development of the global banking system in Italy during the medieval and early Renaissance periods.

Take an internet walkthrough of it here

A-List Actor Cash

Nothing in comparison to Mega-Producer/Mogul cash.

Here’s an estimate of what an A-List Actor makes and spends in a year,

Ancient Doggy Style

This Roman Brothel Token from 1st century AD was found in England and  “depicts a man and a woman having sex on one face, and has the Roman numerals XIIII (14) on the other. The lady appears to be lying on a couch on her front and a male figure is positioned behind her.”

via, boingboing

A Food Spending Calculator

See how far from normal you are 

Navy Blue Leather With Hand-Stitching

The Sub Wallet from North Sea Clothing

Pablo Escobar’s Portable Telephone

“The portable telephone Pablo was using when police traced calls to his family in the hours before his death on 2 December 1993.”

Featured in James Mollison’s book The Memory of Pablo Escobar

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